HyperDic: sudden

English > 1 sense of the word sudden:
ADJECTIVEallsuddenhappening / happening without warning or in a short space of time
sudden > pronunciation
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English > sudden: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaninghappening / happening without warning or in a short space of time.
  • "a sudden storm"
  • "a sudden decision"
  • "a sudden cure"
NarrowerabruptExceedingly sudden and unexpected
choppy, jerkymarked by abrupt transitions
emergentOccurring unexpectedly / unexpectedly and requiring urgent action
explosivesudden and loud
fulminantsudden and severe
sharpVery sudden and in great amount or degree
See alsofastActing or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
Oppositegradualproceeding in small stages / stages
Spanishabrupto, brusco, repentina, repentino, súbito
Nounssuddennessthe quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
Adverbssuddenlyquickly and without warning

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